Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Marriage is one of those ever changing contracts. It’s never the same for it changes every moment that you commit to the well-being of your partner.

Love, as it is perceived through the union of marriage, is ever expanding provided it is nurtured with courtesy, communication and kindness. How many of us, whether we are one day married or 50 years married, remember to say thank you for even the very simple courtesies. Cooking dinner, looking nice, taking out the garbage, struggling to make it better.

Marriage can be, should be, the constant exponential appreciation of the other, if we see our partner through the eyes of wonder.

And wonder becomes radiant and lasting when we give rather than demand and when we appreciate rather than expect.

That is why I say a public thank you to my wife Ann today on our 47th wedding anniversary.


Lorelei said...

Happy Anniversary Rolland and Ann...much happiness in the years ahead....what you said is so true...that is why you have a good marriage. It is really easy to just be nice, but a lot of people just can't do it....I don't know why.

Rose said...

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

Lao Tzu

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